Monday, March 23, 2015

TAG Heuer Formula 1 McLaren Limited Edition

To mark the 30th anniversary of the partnership with McLaren, the Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer has created a numbered limited edition of the Formula 1 chronograph.

"Rocket Red", to be precise; the tomato red inspired by McLaren's 1985 campaign. It can be found on the aluminium bezel which features the tachometer function, engraved with McLaren. There are also hints of it on the flange, notably the number "30" on the minute track, a nod to this highly symbolic anniversary. And, finally, it is featured on the Rocket Red and Black NATO strap.
This highly resilient strap lends the piece a resolutely sporty look. It encircles the wrist, ensuring a comfortable fit for all. "TAG Heuer" is hot-stamped underneath, and the keepers, buckle and pin are made from 316L stainless steel. Both the ends of the strap and the buckle holes are laser-cut to ensure a high-quality finish.
The quartz chronograph movement is accurate to a tenth of a second, displayed on the small counter at 6 o'clock, with the chronograph minute counter at 9 o'clock and the current seconds counter at 3 o'clock; These three small snailed counters contrast with the opaline black dial, giving an impression of speed as they reflect back the light. The case back pays tribute to the TAG Heuer – McLaren partnership in incredible style: it features a profile view engraving of an MP4 from 1985.
Technical details
Reference: CAZ1112.FC8188
Numbered limited edition

Case
Made from brushed 316L steel - Diameter 42mm
Bezel made from "Rocket Red" aluminium, engraved with McLaren and the tachymeter scale
Sapphire crystal
Engraving on the back of a 1985 McLaren, with the text "30 years of partnership anniversary"
Screw-down crown
Water-resistant to 200m

Movement
Ronda 5040D – Quartz chronograph with date window

Dial
Opaline black
Three snailed counters:
- at 6 o'clock, chronograph 1/10 second and hour counter
- at 9 o'clock, chronograph minute counter
- at 3 o'clock, current second counter
Date window at 4 o'clock
Index and appliques polished and applied by hand with white Superluminova™
Faceted and rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white Superluminova™
Red accents on the flange minute track

Strap
NATO red and black

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